Rolf Sattler is emeritus professor of biology at McGill University in Montrael, Canada. He is author of Organogenesis of Flowers, Biophilosophy: Analytic and Holistic Perspectives, and Science and Beyond: Toward Greater Sanity Through Science, Philosophy, Art, and Spirituality.
Here he reviews the main themes expressed in Korzybski’s General Semantics. He emphasizes the limits of language, and images – and the limits of human perception itself. He points to unfortunate, and sometimes disastrous, situations that result when language is taken too literally. He reviews the importance of General Semantics in education, psychology, and in science. He describes some of the exercises and practices required to internalize a General Semantics perspective.
(Recorded on September 17, 2021)
Published on October 1, 2021